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Full name Mark Peter Atkinson
Born November 27, 1970, Bentley, Western Australia
Current age 44 years 121 days
Major teams Western Australia
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|First-class span||1992/93 - 1998/99|
|List A span||1992/93 - 2000/01|
Mark Atkinson plays club cricket with Mt Lawley. He made his first class debut for Western Australia in Perth against South Australia 1992-93.
After an outstanding end to 1997-98, hamstring trouble cut short season 1998-99 with 10 first-class wickets at 51.20.
Mark is yet to represent his country but during the winter break he spent his second season with Excelsior in the Netherlands. (David Bebb, August 1999)
Australian Cricket Academy 1992
For 30 minutes, everything else took a backseat, as the world watched in awe and fear, a fired-up Pakistan fast bowler mercilessly bullying an Australian batsman
As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before
The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to
This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves
Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager
India's Plan A in this World Cup had worked flawlessly over seven matches. When they came up against the toughest opponents in the World Cup, however, they were left scrambling for a back-up plan
It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.